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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to travel. Additionally, keep in mind that discounted partner fares may not earn miles with US-based carriers.
Great news if you’re planning a trip to Australia this year: Affordable flights from the US are still available, this time for flyers originating in San Francisco (SFO). Today’s cheapest fares are heading to Sydney (SYD) and are available from $581 round-trip on Delta and Virgin Australia. Unlike yesterday’s deal, it seems that the best rate is available on Virgin Australia’s website or by calling — these itineraries can be found via Google Flights. If you’re departing from SFO, you might also be able to find similarly priced fares to Brisbane (BNE). Additionally, it seems that yesterday’s deal to Australia from Newark is still available on select dates at a higher price point.
Airlines: Delta, Virgin Australia
Routes: SFO and SYD
Cost: $581-$626+ round-trip in economy
Dates: April 2016 through December 2016
Booking Link: Orbitz
Pay With: American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred
Search for your flight here:
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
San Francisco (SFO) to Sydney (SYD) for $581 on Delta in September:
San Francisco (SFO) to Sydney (SYD) for $581 on Delta in October:
San Francisco (SFO) to Sydney (SYD) for $626 on Delta in November:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
H/T: The Flight Deal
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below! Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.